The Accuracy of Precision Instrument Measurement in Industrial Inspection

Lawshe Jr., C. H.; Tiffin, Joseph
December 1945
Journal of Applied Psychology;Dec45, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p413
Academic Journal
The article examines the accuracy and variability of employee measurements with certain precision instruments. Information was collected in two different manufacturing facilities. The first one was engaged in the manufacture of variable pitch propellers for aircraft while the second one was in the manufacture of precision parts for aircraft and automobile engines. There were approximately 200 people employed in the inspection department of the first plant. The performance testing procedure was organized to identify persons in need of training. The study indicated that the percentage of inspectors meeting the various standards ranged from a high of 66 percent on the inside micrometer to a low of 9 percent on the inside caliper in combination with six-inch micrometer.


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